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Meg Mac’s ‘Roll Up Your Sleeves’ Is the Loveliest Kick in the Pants

Music

Meg Mac’s ‘Roll Up Your Sleeves’ Is the Loveliest Kick in the Pants

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“The song is about choice,” Meg Mac tells us of her new video “Roll Up Your Sleeves. “Everything revolves around it. It’s harder to do the right thing than pretend you don’t give a shit,” the Melbourne neo-soul singer goes on. “I feel most people, like myself, tend to avoid situations because it is way easier. That’s where the song started for me. So I kind of wrote ‘Roll Up Yourselves’ from myself to myself.”

The song, which you can grab here, like previous singles “Known Better” and “Every Lie”, from her forthcoming MEGMAC EP, is a showcase for Mac’s exceptionally confident vocals, even as they show off a vulnerable side amidst the largely minimal arrangements.

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That confidence instilled in the song bleeds through into her own frame of mind, she says. “I do really think that everything is gonna be alright. I’m one of those people who hide away when I am sad so I had to sing it to myself so I remembered.”

For the video she went with a single take studio shot with little else by way of embellishment.

“I wanted the video to have nothing getting in the way of me and you the people watching,” she says.  “No frills, just me and the song.”